Thierry Henry

French association football player and manager

Thierry Henry (born 17 August 1977 in Les Ulis, Essonne, France) is a French football manager and former player. He is now retired but used to play at Arsenal and was previously a part of the France national team. He is considered one of the world's best players.

Thierry Henry
Henry in 2021
Personal information
Full name Thierry Daniel Henry[1]
Date of birth (1977-08-17) 17 August 1977 (age 46)[2]
Place of birth Les Ulis, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
France U21 (manager)
Youth career
1983–1989 CO Les Ulis
1989–1990 US Palaiseau
1990–1992 Viry-Châtillon
1990–1992 INF Clairefontaine
1992–1994 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Monaco B 19 (6)
1994–1999 Monaco 105 (20)
1999 Juventus 16 (3)
1999–2007 Arsenal 254 (174)
2007–2010 Barcelona 80 (35)
2010–2014 New York Red Bulls 122 (51)
2012Arsenal (loan) 4 (1)
Total 600 (290)
National team
1997 France U20 5 (3)
1997–2010 France 123 (51)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Belgium (assistant)
2018–2019 Monaco
2019–2021 Montreal Impact
2021–2022 Belgium (assistant)
2023– France U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Henry started his career at small clubs in France. He had played for the Italian team, Juventus. In 2001, he joined Arsenal of England, where he became one of the best players in the English Premier League. After three years with FC Barcelona he went to the US to play for the New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer. He has been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year three times and the French Player of the Year four times since 2001.

On the France national team, Henry has scored 5 goals in World Cup competitions. Only one French player, Michel Platini, has scored more goals than Henry.

Career statistics change

Club change

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monaco B 1994–95[4] CFA 19 6 19 6
Monaco 1994–95[5] Division 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
1995–96[5] Division 1 18 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 22 3
1996–97[5] Division 1 36 9 1 0 2 0 9[c] 1 48 10
1997–98[5] Division 1 30 4 4 0 1 0 9[d] 7 44 11
1998–99[5] Division 1 13 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 19 1
Total 105 20 5 0 7 0 24 8 141 28
Juventus 1998–99[5] Serie A 16 3 1 0 0 0 2[e] 0 19 3
1999–2000[5] Serie A 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 1 0
Total 16 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 20 3
Arsenal 1999–2000[5] Premier League 31 17 3 0 2 1 12[f] 8 48 26
2000–01[5] Premier League 35 17 4 1 0 0 14[d] 4 53 22
2001–02[5] Premier League 33 24 5 1 0 0 11[d] 7 49 32
2002–03[5] Premier League 37 24 5 1 0 0 12[d] 7 1[g] 0 56 32
2003–04[5] Premier League 37 30 3 3 0 0 10[d] 5 1[g] 1 51 39
2004–05[5] Premier League 32 25 1 0 0 0 8[d] 5 1[g] 0 42 30
2005–06[5] Premier League 32 27 0 0 1 1 11[d] 5 1[g] 0 45 33
2006–07[5] Premier League 17 10 3 1 0 0 7[d] 1 27 12
Total 254 174 24 7 3 2 85 42 4 1 370 226
Barcelona 2007–08[5] La Liga 30 12 7 4 10[d] 3 47 19
2008–09[5] La Liga 29 19 1 1 12[d] 6 42 26
2009–10[5] La Liga 21 4 1 0 6[d] 0 4[h] 0 32 4
Total 80 35 9 5 28 9 4 0 121 49
New York Red Bulls 2010[5] Major League Soccer 11 2 0 0 1[i] 0 12 2
2011[5] Major League Soccer 26 14 0 0 3[i] 1 29 15
2012[5] Major League Soccer 25 15 0 0 2[i] 0 27 15
2013[5] Major League Soccer 30 10 0 0 2[i] 0 32 10
2014[5] Major League Soccer 30 10 0 0 0 0 5[i] 0 35 10
Total 122 51 0 0 0 0 13 1 135 52
Arsenal (loan) 2011–12[5] Premier League 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 7 2
Career total 600 290 41 13 10 2 139 59 23 2 813 366
  1. Includes Coupe de France, Coppa Italia, FA Cup, Copa del Rey
  2. Includes Coupe de la Ligue, Football League Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. Appearances in Serie A UEFA Cup play-offs
  6. Four appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and seven goals in UEFA Cup
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Appearance in FA Community Shield
  8. Two appearances in Supercopa de España, one appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance in FIFA Club World Cup
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Appearance(s) in MLS Cup Playoffs

International change

Appearances and goals by national team and year[4][6][7][8]
National team Year Apps Goals
France 1997 1 0
1998 10 3
1999 0 0
2000 14[A] 5
2001 7 3
2002 10 3
2003 14 11
2004 13 3
2005 6 3
2006 16 8
2007 6 5
2008 11 4
2009 9 3
2010 6 0
Total 123 51

Note

A Includes one appearance from the match against FIFA XI on 16 August 2000 which FIFA and the French Football Federation count as an official friendly match.[9]

Managerial change

As of 20 November 2023
Team From To Record
M W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
Monaco 13 October 2018 24 January 2019 20 4 5 11 15 36 −21 020.00 [10][11][12][13]
Montreal Impact 14 November 2019 25 February 2021 29 9 4 16 38 50 −12 031.03 [source?]
France U21 21 August 2023 present 6 4 0 2 19 7 +12 066.67 [source?]
Total 55 17 9 29 72 93 −21 030.91

Honours change

 
Henry won two Premier League titles with Arsenal.

Monaco

Arsenal

Barcelona

New York Red Bulls

France

 
Henry made four appearances for the MLS All-Stars from 2011 to 2014.

Individual

Orders

Records change

As of October 2022

Arsenal change

Continental change

England change

  • Most FWA Footballer of the Year wins: 3 (2002–03, 2003–04 & 2005–06)[38]
  • Most consecutive FWA Footballer of the Year wins: 2 (2002–03 & 2003–04) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)[39]
  • Most consecutive PFA Players' Player of the Year wins: 2 (2002–03 & 2003–04) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most PFA Players' Player of the Year wins: 2 (2002–03 & 2003–04) (shared with Gareth Bale, Alan Shearer, Mark Hughes & Cristiano Ronaldo)

France change

Premier League change

  • Most assists in a season: 20 (2002–03) (shared with Kevin De Bruyne)[43]
  • Most goals with right foot in a 38-game season: 24 (2005–06) (shared with Alan Shearer)[44]
  • Most Player of the Season awards: 2 (2003–04 & 2005–06) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidić & Kevin De Bruyne)[43]
  • Most goals in London derbies: 43[45]
  • Most Golden Boot wins: 4[46]
  • Most goals on a Friday: 10[47]
  • Most consecutive 20+ goal seasons: 5 (2001–02 to 2004–05) (shared with Sergio Agüero) [48]
  • Most goals scored under one manager: 175 goals under Arsène Wenger[49]
  • Most goals at a single ground: 114 goals at Highbury[50]
  • Most direct free-kicks goals by a foreign player: 12 (shared with Gianfranco Zola)[51]
  • Most Golden Boot's won in consecutive years: 3 (shared with Alan Sherear)[52]
  • The only player to both score and assist 20+ goals in a season (2002–03)[53]

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